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the united states of america. >> all over the world, every day, america's diplomats and development experts risk their lives, because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> joan than karl, abc news, washington. >>> now for the bigger picture we turn to christiane amanpour who reported from this region for year, one os p front loointds for years during the arab spring. what do you know about whether is al qaeda. >> clearly intelligence and security forces are looking into that. we don't know and i've been cautioned not to say it is al qaeda yet. they're still looking for exact wloi is responsible. >> and today we were struck by something secretary of state clinton said. i think a lot of americans have been saying the same thing. how could this happen? show posed this question if a country we helped liberate? what does this say now about americans in this region? >> i can imagine so many americans feel really desperate wondering precisely that question. the good new, diane, if there can be any in this, second clinton said this say small and
. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: on tuesday, 20 militants, firing ought matting weapons and rocket propelled grenades stormed the american consulate in benghazi. the main building of the consulate was quickly on fire. at least four of the americans are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. for more than five hours, after the attack, the state department could not confirm ambassador stevens' whereabouts. his body was not recovered for 12 hours. >> libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we trajically learned that he had died. >> reporter: the president emphasized the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and won't damage the u.s. relationship with the libyan government which vowed its cooperation. a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. officials believe it was a pre-planned attack, possibly timed to the september 11th anniversary. and not linked to an anti-muslim fil
. they say they want good relations with the united states. but what's happening here is deliberate provocation, at a transitional time. so, while this film came out, and was kind of hidden in the internet, blogosphere for a while, until it got an arabic subtitle, an arabic soundtrack. then it became prominent. and local imams started to whip up the fervor again. >> and they don't have the same kind of control. >> they do and they don't. there's police out there and still standing. in libya, it's slightly more chaotic, still, in terms of bringing militants in and arrange the full security process there. but this is something that really has to be watched as we go forward because there is a transition. and by and large, it's pro-american in that region. >> christiane amanpour, thank you very much. >>> george, let's get to the other story breaking overnight. record rains and flash flooding in the southwest. homes have been evacuated. dozens of people have been had to be rescued from the roofs of their cars. ginger zee is watching it all. >> the one behind me from las vegas. that's veg
since obama took office. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: during last year's u.n. conference, president obama met separately with more than a dozen world leaders. this year he had no such meetings scheduled prompting criticism he is more focused on campaigning than governing. in his place, secretary of state hillary clinton met with almost 20 world leaders. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad has his turn before the u.n. delegates later today. ahead of his speech, ahmadinejad tells the associated press a new world order needs to emerge. away from american bullying and domination. he says despite international sanctions over its nuclear progm, iran is better off than it was when he took office back in 2005. >> he is known for getting up at the mike saying pretty in -- inflammatory things. you will see some folks walk out when he gets to certain parts of his speech. we have seen this play out before. and the outcry over the nuclear program, he is saying it is an excus
must go on. so, overnight, he hit las vegas in battleground state, nevada. he took a moment to honor the four fallen americans. >> as americans, we stand united, all of us, in gratitude for their service. and we are mindful of their sacrifice. >> reporter: this morning, however, many questions remain about insufficient security at those diplomatic posts on the anniversary of 9/11. and u.s. leadership in the region in the wake of the arab spring. after all, the president told telemundo this about egypt, the former stalwart ally. >> i don't think we would consider them an ally. >> reporter: if not, some are asking why the u.s. gives egypt billions of dollars in foreign aid each year. meantime, the republican ticket is sensing a new front in the campaign. hitting the president on foreign policy. >> the administration sent mixed signals to those who attacked our embassy in egypt and mixed signals to the world. >> reporter: but mitt romney is now facing tough questions, too. while the battle in benghazi was still going on, romney attacks the obama administration as disgraceful. saying the
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